Lightning Strike Megaways Introduction
Ever since acquiring the license from Big Time Gaming, Blueprint has been on a MegaWays spree, churning out slots in quick succession. It's no secret that the license has propelled the company forward, now firmly standing on top of the pyramid in the company of other smoking hot providers such as Push Gaming and Big Time Gaming. Now, while a few of the MegaWays slots have been rather lazy Bonanza clones, we've also seen them make use of the in-demand mechanics in more creative ways. Lightning Strike Megaways, which we will be looking at today, is one such game.
Here, players will be faced with anything but a traditional slot. Forget about chasing 3+ scatters. Instead, in true game show fashion, players will be faced with a Mega Spins Ladder as well as the Lightning Strike Respins, incorporating elements of Danger! High Voltage into this high variance serving.
Lightning Strike Megaways is a Blueprint powered slot with 6 reels that pay both ways. It can expand to a maximum of 5 symbols per reel, giving it a capacity of 15,625 win ways. Available on all devices, players can bet from 0.10 to 50 EUR per spin.
An epic adventure of thunderous proportions is on offer if you join the Norsemen on their journey in this mythology inspired slot. Set against a backdrop of majestic mountains and furious skies, the reels come charged with 9, 10, J, Q, K and A low-value royals as well as 4 premium Norse warriors. Thor, being the most lucrative, is worth 50 times your stake for 6 of a kind.
There's a Mystery symbol included as well. When landing on the reels, all instances of the Mystery symbols will reveal a random standard symbol, thus increasing the chance of landing winning combinations. Furthermore, keep an eye out for Thor's hammer Wild symbol. When landing anywhere in view on reels 2, 3, 4 or 5, it expands to cover the full reel, transforming into a multiplier wild. It's now held in place while a respin is played out. Any other Wild symbol landing in view during the respin will trigger another respin and the cycle repeats up to 4 times.
Cash & Mega Spins Ladder
Land any win of 5 times your stake or higher and the Mega Spins Ladder will come into play. Here, you are given the opportunity to either walk away with your win or to gamble it in an attempt to increase your win or exchange it for Mega Spins.
Now, every time you win a gamble you'll be promoted to the next step of the ladder with additional Mega Spins and cash prizes, yet again faced with the choice to walk away with the win or gamble. If the pie gamble stops on the red segment, however, your win is lost, and the gamble is over.
Lightning Strike Mega Spins
Should you decide to exchange your cash prize for Mega Spins in the Cash & Mega Spins Ladder, where you can gamble your way up to a maximum of 100 Mega Spins, by the way, the Mega Spins feature is entered.
Not only does the expanding multiplier wild feature apply here as well, but the reels are also enhanced with extra Wilds and Mystery symbols to increase your chance of big wins. The Mega Spins feature cannot be retriggered and ends when you're out of spins after which you're taken back to the base game.
Lightning Strike Megaways Conclusion
With Lightning Strike, Blueprint has yet again accomplished the impressive feat of finding new use of the MegaWays mechanics and, as usually is the case with these high variance beasts, there are loads of riches to unlock in all parts of the game.
Here you'll get to experience the thrill of the Ladder gamble, the excitement of the expanding multiplier wilds and the whopping potential of the Mega Spins, all delivered in a high-quality production.
Lightning Strike Megaways (Blueprint Gaming)
Game description: 6 reels | up to 5 rows | 15,625 MegaWays (all prizes pay both ways) | RTP: 95.96% | Max win potential: 10,000x | Variance: H | Bets: €0.10 - €50 | Features: Thunder Strike Respin, Cash and Mega Spins Ladder, Mega Spins, Mystery Symbols
Bigwinboard Rating - 74%